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News

Turner & Townsend

T&T returns to partnership as it abandons plans to float

29 Jul 15

Consultant says surprise move will help attract skilled staff as number with share of ownership will double

Insulation

Government aiming for new energy deal

29 Jul 15

Energy efficiency minister will submit new suite of policies to the Treasury for autumn spending review, after industry reacts furiously to axing of Green Deal

Michael Gove

Gove prisons plan could herald £4bn building programme

23 Jul 15

Plans as first proposed by think tank Policy Exchange involve selling off 30 prisons to fund 12 larger ‘hub prisons’

Peter Hansford

Sector fears for industrial strategy after board shake-up

23 Jul 15

Concern Construction 2025 could be sidelined by business minister after construction adviser role is axed

Features

contract locations

Market review: Begin again

27 Jul 15

The Budget has given us a taste of this Conservative government’s economic policy and forecasts for the sector are also looking strong

Southfacing

SME catch-up: Whatever happened to …

24 Jul 15

Five years ago Building profiled 10 small, young firms whose fresh thinking and bright ideas stood in stark contrast to the gloomy economic environment at the time. Now, we revisit them to see how these cutting edge companies have fared while the industry has started to recover. So who has prospered, and who has struggled?

Data

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Tracker: June 2015

29 Jul 15

Orders continue to rise sharply across each sector, making the overall construction activity index’s drop into negative territory for the first time in almost three years a nasty surprise. Experian Economics reports

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Projects

York Art Gallery: A new mezzanine level reveals the once secret gallery

York Art Gallery: Show time

28 Jul 15

Architects working on the £8m refurbishment of York Art Gallery have peeled away decades of callously inappropriate interventions to unlock a wonderland of architectural secrets

Hansom

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Hansom: This too shall pass

24 Jul 15

We meditate on the world’s transient nature, as we see sandcastles washed away, Zaha’s Olympic dream ends, and we are walked out on by a nuclear bigwig. But friends are forever, especially at Balfour Beatty

Project news

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Galliford Try inks £48.5m Lincolnshire schools deal

28 Jul 15

Contractor to build two secondary schools and six primary schools in north of county

Future Croydon

Savills plots £40m Croydon scheme

27 Jul 15

Savills’ investment management arm has purchased an industrial site in West Croydon

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Hammerson posts 9.2% drop in profit

24 Jul 15

Hammerson has reported a drop in its pre-tax profit for the first half of 2015.

FCBS Birmingham Conservatoire

Galliford Try lands £46m Birmingham Conservatoire

21 Jul 15

Contractor wins contract to build new Conservatoire for Birmingham City University

Chelsea FC Herzog

Engineer picked for Chelsea FC's 'gothic skin'

21 Jul 15

SME appointed as facade engineer on high profile project

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Plans in for major Mayfair hotel

17 Jul 15

Hopkins submits plans for client Grosvenor for Hyde Park Corner hotel

Sketch of the week

Marble Hotel

Sketch of the week: Hualien Marble Hotel

24 Jul 15

This week’s sketch is by architected Gianni Botsford

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Image of the week: Down into the past

24 Jul 15

A piece of Second World War history opens its doors to the public

Leader

Sarah Richardson

Hold that axe

24 Jul 15

The restructuring of construction roles could stall relations between the industry and government

CPD

When specifying wetrooms for disabled use, it is essential to ensure that the floor surface can be gripped by tyred wheels

CPD 14 2015: Integrated solutions for wetrooms with tile and stone coverings

21 Jul 15

The latest module in our CPD series introduces the key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. This module is sponsored by Schlüter-Systems

From the archive

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From the archives in 2005

24 Jul 15

Richard Rogers’ Barajas Airport terminal in Madrid opens

Legal

Laurence Cobb

It's all in the timing

24 Jul 15 | By Laurence Cobb

Great care must be taken over payment procedures and timings before and after practical completion, as ignoring them can prove to be a very expensive exercise

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